Yr 2 Whole Class Reading Vlad and the Great Fire of London


Follow Vlad the flea and Boxton the rat as they escape the fire of London.

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Whole Class Reading resources and planning for Year 2, in a zip file based on Kate Cunningham’s ‘Vlad and The Great Fire of London’. This book is a superb way to teach the historical facts of the Great Fire of London from a unique point of view – a flea’s!  This book will enhance the understanding of the main events of the fire in 1666 and will amuse the reader with the humour in the storyline. This unit could easily be extended into numerous more lessons including many incidental writing opportunities for PSHE, diary writing and letters. The book has endless possibilities. 

In this pack you will find 2 x whole class lessons (an hour long for each – or you can split them); an editable PowerPoint presentation; vocabulary focus; full planning using the KS1 Reading Domains; a scaffolded task and a drawing prediction task; and the word document texts – all ready to print. 

You will need to purchase this book to complete the unit. Please note that for our KS1 units, we provide a text extract that differs from the actual book. It is against copyright to take and reproduce the text/pictures directly from a published book, so we always try to use our texts for the units based on the original. We always recommend that teachers have at least one copy of the book and read the original text with their pupils, then switch to the amended version that is based on the original.